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Best Gaming pc for £600 ($1000) to run bf4 on ultra

Hi I am 14 and know nothing about choosing parts for a computer. I have been saving for a while and have £600 (or $1000) and am looking to get a gaming pc to run all games on highest (BF4 is a specific game I'd like) and hopefully last for a very long time. There are a few guides out there but I never know what to go for so a complete build would be great because as say: I know nothing!
Thanks a lot for your time
KEYBOARD MOUSE AND MONITOR NOT INCLUDED
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  1. You need to state if you need every thing (monitor, OS, keyboard, mouse etc.) and if you have any perfered websites to buy from.
  2. Just the pc no mouse keyboard or monitor
  3. I would do something along these lines

    PCPartPicker part list: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3c9dY
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3c9dY/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://pcpartpicker.com/p/3c9dY/benchmarks/

    CPU: Intel Core i5-4670K 3.4GHz Quad-Core Processor ($219.00 @ Amazon)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler ($29.99 @ NCIX US)
    Motherboard: ASRock Z87 Pro4 ATX LGA1150 Motherboard ($99.99 @ Newegg)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory ($84.99 @ Newegg)
    Storage: Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive ($88.98 @ SuperBiiz)
    Video Card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 770 4GB Video Card ($379.99 @ Newegg)
    Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 ATX Mid Tower Case ($54.99 @ NCIX US)
    Power Supply: Antec Neo Eco 620W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($68.99 @ Mwave)
    Optical Drive: Samsung SH-224DB/BEBE DVD/CD Writer ($15.98 @ OutletPC)
    Total: $1042.90
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-18 15:08 EDT-0400)

    If you search around you can probably get a better deal on some of the components, mainly the CPU and GPU as well. IDK how prices are over the pond either and how well this translates

    EDIT: I forgot to add windows to that so add $100 to the price, unless you have a copy laying around. I know students can often get a copy for free or cheap ($30) in the US. If you want to trim some off of the budget, you could also drop the CPU cooler if you don't plan to over clock your cpu.
  4. Best answer
    I think this is better even though it is slightly over £600.
    PCPartPicker part list: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3c9Ck
    Price breakdown by merchant: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3c9Ck/by_merchant/
    Benchmarks: http://uk.pcpartpicker.com/p/3c9Ck/benchmarks/

    CPU: AMD FX-6300 3.5GHz 6-Core Processor (£77.99 @ Aria PC)
    CPU Cooler: Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler (£25.45 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Motherboard: Asus M5A97 EVO R2.0 ATX AM3+ Motherboard (£68.62 @ Amazon UK)
    Memory: G.Skill Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1866 Memory (£60.55 @ Ebuyer)
    Storage: Seagate Barracuda 1TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive (£39.14 @ Aria PC)
    Video Card: Sapphire Radeon R9 280X 3GB Video Card (£233.99 @ Aria PC)
    Case: Corsair Graphite Series 230T Black ATX Mid Tower Case (£53.99 @ Scan.co.uk)
    Power Supply: Corsair CX 600W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-Modular ATX Power Supply (£53.28 @ Amazon UK)
    Total: £613.01
    (Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available.)
    (Generated by PCPartPicker 2014-03-18 19:20 GMT+0000)
  5. I don't know if the fx-6300 has quite enough juice to last long term, but it could be ok. If I were to go the amd route I would get an 8320. Good call on the r9-280x though, the price difference doesn't seem as big over there as it is in the US.
  6. That_Guy88 said:
    I don't know if the fx-6300 has quite enough juice to last long term, but it could be ok. If I were to go the amd route I would get an 8320. Good call on the r9-280x though, the price difference doesn't seem as big over there as it is in the US.


    I would have added an 8320 but that will go way over £600 to £750ish. But that depends on the OP is willing to increase that budget.
  7. I think your price break down should be (give or take)
    CPU: $150 (FX-8320 or i5 3350p)
    Mother Board: $100 (depends on AMD or intel, budget could be cut here by $20 if needed)
    RAM: $80 (2 4GB sticks)
    GPU: $350 (R9-280x or GTX 770 4gb, the 2gb could be had for similar performance, but may run into problems with limited vram in 2 years)
    HDD: $80 (1TB)
    Case: $50
    PSU: $75 (at least 600W)
    CD/DVD Drive: $20
    Windows: $100

    This would come to $1000. If you don't need the DVD drive or windows you could invest that money elsewhere, maybe get an aftermarket heatsink or a better graphics card.
  8. Suztera said:
    That_Guy88 said:
    I don't know if the fx-6300 has quite enough juice to last long term, but it could be ok. If I were to go the amd route I would get an 8320. Good call on the r9-280x though, the price difference doesn't seem as big over there as it is in the US.


    I would have added an 8320 but that will go way over £600 to £750ish. But that depends on the OP is willing to increase that budget.


    Dropping the cooler would allow for an upgrade to the 8320. It would be easy to buy a cooler later on if he wants to OC.
  9. Suztera said:
    That_Guy88 said:
    I don't know if the fx-6300 has quite enough juice to last long term, but it could be ok. If I were to go the amd route I would get an 8320. Good call on the r9-280x though, the price difference doesn't seem as big over there as it is in the US.


    I would have added an 8320 but that will go way over £600 to £750ish. But that depends on the OP is willing to increase that budget.


    Dropping the cooler would allow for an upgrade to the 8320. It would be easy to buy a cooler later on if he wants to OC.
  10. The r9 280x is actually now £220 at aria (with delivery) on special offer. http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/Sapphire+Radeon+R9+280X+Dual-X+OC+AMD+Graphics+Card+-+3GB+?productId=57840
    People keep in mind that parts are much cheaper in the US than UK. Also not sure if a 600W corsair can handle a R9 280X + very power hungry CPU. Maybe with no overclocking.
  11. kamilstoch said:
    The r9 280x is actually now £220 at aria (with delivery) on special offer. http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/Other+products/Sapphire+Radeon+R9+280X+Dual-X+OC+AMD+Graphics+Card+-+3GB+?productId=57840
    People keep in mind that parts are much cheaper in the US than UK. Also not sure if a 600W corsair can handle a R9 280X + very power hungry CPU. Maybe with no overclocking.


    It will run fine unless it's a faulty unit. For a single gpu setup, a good quality 550w will be sufficient
    TTL showed that it was possible to run an overclocked i5 and an asus 780ti on a RM450. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajiN9aVOv4A

    Granted it is a 80+ gold and it kinda at a premium price but it shows it is do-able. Of course, it is recommend to run at least 550w of a well-known brand that are recommended by reviewers and the vast majority.
    I could have suggested XFX 550w but I don't consider it as future proof as it has 1 6pin and 1 8 pin while the CX600M is basically a similar product to XFX550W but offers 2 8pins.

    Since mobile devices became popular, Nvidia and AMD has focused more on power efficiency (as well as Intel, maybe AMD FX cpus in the future who knows).
  12. The XFX 550W is not future-proof but I personally think it is better than the Corsair CX series PSUs.
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